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post #31 of 56
Well according to this guy, who did a comparison of vista SP1 vs xp SP2, vista was usually about the same or faster then xp, on the same system using the same hardware. Gaming was sometimes a little slower but only around 1-3%, and in some cases it was faster or on par with the xp system. However overall loading of programs and files was a lot faster on the vista box due to the superfetch technology (which everyone thinks is a memory leak problem.)

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post #32 of 56
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Originally Posted by packardhell1 View Post
On a side note, I've been thinking of getting Visa Ultimate (installing 64 bit version). How many of you run USB thumb drives for the - well, I'm not sure what to call it. Is it that superfetch, or is it called someting else? Would it be worth it to get a thumb drive just for this purpose?
No, there is no point in getting a thumb drive to use readyboost. The only time you will ever see an improvement with readyboost is if you are 512 mb of memory. Any more than that and it is pointless. Also with memory so cheap these days, I don't see why anyone would use readyboost, and not just throw win another memory stick or 2.

Also, as to which OS to run, you really need to run them both and see which you like better, but I will say the 10 or so recommendations compared to just the 1 should tell you which one is a better OS. But, what you look for in an OS may be different than the majority who have posted here.

I will tell you that I am running Vista and would never go back. Also, I am quite glad that XP is finally getting discontinued, as we can now move forward, and force the masses to upgrade their 5/6 yr hardware, and switch everything over to 64-bit. That is the only way that multicore 64-bit software is going to become mainstream.

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post #33 of 56
64 bit is the way of the future, and XP is old tech. Is one faster than another, I don't know personally, but the difference seems to be less than 5%, and depending on what your reading, sometimes XP is better, sometimes Vista is.
Vista is where hardware and software makers are going to focus, and as more people realize 64 bit is more secure and can handle more memory, Vista 64 will only get better.
This is why all 3 of my Vista Ultimate installs will be 64 bit.
This is a good point for me to say goodby to older software and hardware. If it does not work with 64 bit, then it is upgrade time.
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unless it just has crappy drivers like creative
    
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So nobody has taken up the challenge in my previous post, as expected. Really I am interested in seeing what you might come up with.
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post #36 of 56
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I have a special delivery coming which contains a 9800gx2 and 8gigs of Corsair Dominators. I want to ask whether I should *get* Xp Pro x64 for its fastness, or Vista x64 for its DX10? I have Crysis and Portal, so I want to get the most out of them.
No wait Microsoft is gonna make improvements on DX10 for XP. But if ur comfortable with VistaX64 because of its theme get that. You wont notice a big difference with ur 9800GX2 anyway.
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post #37 of 56
The 9800GX2 is faster in vista... its been proven over and over lol.

XP on that card would be dumb.
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post #38 of 56
Vista these days, it's decent now and will just get better. I need to get Ultimate 64 sometime.
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I tried XP64 a while back and it was the biggest waste of time ever. Barely any drivers and it was merely a "technical test" to see how x64 could work in the near future.

If you're going 32-bit, then go XP 32-bit.

If you're going 64-bit (which I hope you are), then go with Vista x64.
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I tried XP64 a while back and it was the biggest waste of time ever. Barely any drivers and it was merely a "technical test" to see how x64 could work in the near future.

If you're going 32-bit, then go XP 32-bit.

If you're going 64-bit (which I hope you are), then go with Vista x64.
What specific hardware and software, including drivers, will not at this point and time work on XP x64, but will work on Vista 64? Funny, these posts ARE being ignored because there are no specific examples.
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